Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for May 19th 2024


Celebrate extraordinary mothers! Elephants are some of our planets most dedicated mothers, investing years into raising their offspring. Males remain in their family into their early teens (approximately 12-16 years) while females remain with their mother for life. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you celebrating THIS YEAR!

Photo by JJG in Amboseli September 2022.

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 19/05/2024

Meeting of Monday 13th May 2024

Our President John Bond “Bondy” welcomed 22 members to the meeting tonight.  This was a regular meeting with some business discussed including:

  • Paul had received an invitation to the Lions Change Over night which is on the 28th June at the sports Club at $32 per head. Click on the image below for a larger version.

  • Paul reminded all present that our own change over dinner is on Monday July 1st details on cost will be announced as soon as possible.
  • Mary Potts reported on the Rotary Health Van or MHERV that was in Coolamon on Saturday the 11th.  It was a very successful day and according to Judith Whitbread from the Coolamon Medical Centre, with Jennifer the nurse who accompanies the van; there were:
    • We provided 82 people with immunizations.
    • 71 flu Vaccinations
    • 38 Covid-19 Vaccinations
    • 23 Japanese Encephalitis.  All in all Jennifer said that the visit to Coolamon was the third largest turn out for MHERV in two years.  The support by the residents has prompted the Shire to look at a regular visit by MHERV.  Maybe every 6 months and visiting towns like Ardlethan.We thank our volunteers who worked on the day which included; Mary, Annie, Vicki, Daryl, Ian, Bear, Scott, Garth, Wayne Lewis and Leo Dekroo.
  • Annie reported on the RYDA event in Wagga.  Howard, Henk and Annie volunteered to help the Wagga Wagga Rotary Club with around 100 students attending on the Friday which was the last day of a four day week of RYDA. 

Photo by JJG RYDA October 2008

  • Bruce Hamilton spoke about a dog problem that he had and I am still not sure if the dog lived!!!
  • Mary told us that she had visited Temora for a meeting with the Salvation Army and the dates have been set for the Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June.  We will be volunteering to raise funds at the football and at Food Works.
  • Grahame Miles reported that we had 3mm of rain!
  • Lexi said that the Coolamon Central School is having a fund raising event on Friday the 31st May.  Tables of 8 cost $185.00 or $23.125 per person this includes hot nibbles and a platter.  details can be got from Lexi.
  • Garth reminded us that the cyclists from Adelaide will be with us on Monday next.
  • Garth has one seat left for a visit to Batlow for the 23rd May where there is a joint club meeting.
  • We sang happy birthday for Myffy and reminded all members that Myffy has a celebration for her 80th journey around the sun entitled “Mingle in the Garden & Gallery” see the diary.

We then had some fun and the raffles were won by:

1st prize to Henk Hulsman a $25 voucher

2nd prize 1 million $ Zimbabwe cash note to Lesley

3rd prize a bottle or red wine to Don Dyce.

Then the S@A and his corporal got busy started slow but quickly warmed up and had us all laughing and of course Bruce was fined for his dog story and I still don’t know if it lived!

Another most enjoyable evening of some Rotary business and a lot of fun.


N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings,  just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Saturday May 18th – Mingle in the Garden & Gallery with Myffy celebrating her 80th journey around the sun and the 1st anniversary of Linda’s Lush Creative Galleries in Ganmain, 12-00pm to 5.00pm.  RSVP to Myffy by May 10th please.

Monday May 20th – Board of Directors meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 5:15 pm.

*Monday May 20th – Polio Plus Tandem Bike Riders visit Coolamon. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th May 2024- Rotary 24 SINGAPORE Convention.


*Monday July 1st. CRC Annual Change Over Dinner at the Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.  Details and cost to follow. Guests and partners are very welcome.

*Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October – D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:



N.B.  ALL of the above images were obtained from Facebook




Report by Rtn Mary Potts:

“Well we were very busy all day on Saturday.There was a lineup for both health checks and vaccinations.  Jennifer the health nurse performed 48 health checks and advised 12 of them to see their doctor soon.  76 people were vaccinated so very successful.”

Updated results:

  • We provided 82 people with immunizations.
  • 71 flu Vaccinations
  • 38 Covid-19 Vaccinations
  • 23 Japanese Encephalitis

MHERV Website.

Here are some photos from the day and thanks to all who volunteered.

Photos by Mary Potts.



One of our best social weekends took place in March 2008 when we visited Rutherglen and Yackandandah.  We stayed at a motel in Rutherglen and hired a bus to do a winery tour.  On the Sunday we went to the Yackandandah fair and markets.  Here are some photos of that memorable weekend away from home.

More ideas wanted for social events either a weekend or one close to home.

Post Script 80 IS JUST A NUMBER

JJG Had an excellent celebration of turning 80 on Saturday in Sydney here is one photo of JJG with his immediate family with only two granddaughters and one great granddaughter unable to make the event.

The Glassford clan some with their partners

Some of the under 17s Randwick Hockey sides from the 70s they are all over 60 now!






Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
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